The World Poker Tour had one of its websites hacked earlier on this month. The Amateur Poker League website that they run was hacked, allowing for hackers to gain the passwords and email information of 175,000 players that are currently registered with the online poker room.
The hacking was committed by a long time player at the poker room. We will not reveal the name of the hacker as the authorities are taking care of the hacker as we speak right now. The hacker went onto his Twitter account where he began to brag about the crime he just committed saying the following, “Happy New Year To All Crackers and Hackers, World Poker Tour Players now all have the same password. Enjoy all you poker players.”
This essentially meant that anyone who followed the hacker on Twitter could go create an account at WPT, see other players winning big money and then copy their username. Afterwards they could just sign into their account, withdrawal their winning and boom that player has been robbed of their money.
The World Poker Tour Amateur Poker League commented on the hacker and his crimes saying, “All of our players should go change the default password made by the hacker and create your own new one. This will allow you to at least keep your winnings from any players looking to create some trouble. The United Kingdom and United States gambling authorities are working with one another to see where this hacker is located. Once found he will be punished for his crimes, we can ensure you of that.”
High 5 Games, an online software developer for casino games announced that they have signed a new deal with Caesars Interactive Entertainment. This new deal will have all of High 5’s casino games added onto the Caesars online casino located only in New Jersey.
High 5 Games is pleased by this deal as it will finally be able to enter the US legal online gambling market. Online punters in New Jersey will be able to look forward to various games developed by High 5 such as “Sirens”, “Dangerous Beauty” and “Jaguar Princess”. This will bring a new and thrilling experience to Garden State players. High 5 Games was rewarded with their gaming license back in early of December, 2013.
Commenting on the new deal made with Caesars of High 5 Games COO Med Nadooshan and he said, “With all of the High 5 Games being added into Caesars online repertoire will be able to gain loyal fans as well. This means that when more legal gambling markets arise in the US and we make more deals will be able to have online punters who want to focus solely on our software. Players will receive an exciting land based experience in our slot machines from the comfort of their homes.”
The Senior Vice President and General Manager of Online Gambling for Caesars Interactive Geoff Steward also commented on the new deal saying, “High 5 Games offers engaging and diverse gaming experiences that is sure to thrill any online punter. We look forward to receiving their slots on our online casino as we know our players will enjoy every moment of them.”
Realistic Games, a UK Based online software developed announced that they have signed a new content deal with gambling firm William Hill. This new deal will have the Realistic Slots added to the large array of casino games that William Hill offers.
William Hill will gain six of the Realistic casino games initially while the rest of the software developers slot will be released soon after. The first six slot machines to be released on the William Hill casinos is Pentagram, Snakes and Ladders, Super Graphics Upside Down, Tutankhamun, Double Bubble and finally Sunset Reels.
Realistic Games now has the following clients under their belt. These clients include Stan James, Bet365, BoyleSports, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and BetVictor.
The Commercial Director for Realistic Games Andy Harris commented on the release saying, “Our strategy has been to partner up with the very best operators in online gambling. We have begun to complete our strategy with the long list of clients we now have. William Hill is by far one of the biggest clients we have ever gotten and we honored to be working with them.”
He continued on by saying, “I am beyond confident that this deal will not only be in our favor but will also be in the favor of William Hill. Both parties will gain something out of this new content deal, our fresh and engaging software is sure to excite the players of William Hill.”
Playtech, the software developer behind Wall St. Fever has a lucky punter trigger the games jackpot. This player was able to take home a $100,649 jackpot earlier on this month while playing this slot.
Wall St. Fever is a slot based all around Wall St. In this slot you’ll see brokers trying their hardest to play the stocks and win the big money. This slot offers 5 reels and 5 paylines. This slot offers free spins, substitutes, bonus rounds and a progressive jackpot to boot.
Details on the win that recently just took place have yet to be released. We can confirm that the jackpot was won on December 11th, 2012. This slot came right around the time period that it was supposed as the Wall St. Fever jackpot is triggered roughly every three weeks and five days.
As more information is released on the win of this slot you’ll be updated. Anyone looking to gain some big wins and potentially win a progressive jackpot should play Wall St. Fever.
As an interesting note, Wall st Fever was one of the first video slot progressive slots released by Playtech. It gained popularity due ti its low betting requirement of only a quarter and the potential that this slot brings.